Why We Need Habits
Our brain, our rational mind, operates within a mostly illusory world of time, the past, the future or some imagined past/future construct. Its highest potential is critical thinking, which is based on lack, limitation and scarcity. It has very efficient programs for everything we have ever done more than once, like driving the car, talking to a loved one or making diner. But for all its incredible computing power and subtility, the brain is actually our subconscious operating system. Most of society is still spiritually asleep. This is why we have created so much poverty, war and inequality.
We are a trinity: Spirit and Soul, both eternal, living in a seven-dimensional bodymind that gives us access to the universe of time, space and polarities. All three of aspects of our self are creators. Every person creates his or her own unique world. The Great Mystery is how each of us is dreaming our world into being within the greater dream of Creator.
Living in the present moment, our more conscious heart operating system innately knows and desires what our spirit and soul desire. Being awake is living fully in the present moment, our heart creating our own unique world in the most loving and efficient manner. Connecting with our spiritual nature is accessed through mindfulness of basic habits.
The unconscious past/future world of time is so familiar, so seductive that we all fall asleep dozens of times daily. As we lull into spiritual unconsciousness, we instantly default to our brain being in charge of our consciousness. There are seven habits that keep waking us to the present moment.
The first three habits: Breathe out strong; sit or stand erect and feel all your feelings provide a solid foundation for consciously handling all of life’s difficulties. The other habits are shake off all traumas and walk away like a cat, trust your gut, be decisive and cherish everyone.
Excerpted from Body Intelligence, A New Paradigm by John L. Mayfield, D.C.